Thursday, June 26, 2014
First Person: TrafficWatch
A contractor was setting beams for the bridge that takes Interstate 81 over Route 315, on the approach to Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. Not only was it tying up traffic on the interstate, getting to the airport was an absolute nightmare. Beam setting is a delicate process, and traffic has to come to a halt as the giant concrete beams are dropped in to place.
I should also note that this is not one of my favorite projects. While the acceleration and deceleration ramps here needed to be lengthened and widened, the interchange itself was functioning nicely. For some reason, Penndot felt the need to add traffic circles, which no one likes.
Okay, back on track.
We were live at noon, giving people a fairly good idea of what was happening on the highway, and what they could expect for the rest of the afternoon.
Luckily, we didn't hit traffic on the way back to the office to end our shift.
AT 12:00 AM